I'm passionate about helping California business owners and families protect their assets and preserve what matters to them for generations to come.
From the time I became licensed to practice law, I worked alongside my father, Major Langer, a highly regarded civil trial lawyer in Southern California.
When he died unexpectedly and tragically in 2017, my world turned upside down. Aside from suffering from a grief-stricken heart, I was shocked to find out that my father only had a will -and not a living trust - in the event of his death or incapacity.
Through the lens of my own father's estate, I learned about the necessity of estate planning and how there are many holes in the traditional process.
I became passionate about helping people avoid probate court. I became passionate about helping people set up protections and preservations not just for their finances and property but also for their children via unique kids protection planning systems.
I became passionate about helping people plan soundly for their businesses and to make sure it contemplates end-of-life or succession planning.
My goal is to ensure your estate planning works so you can stay out of court and out of conflict. I work diligently to fix these gaps so you can have better and comprehensive estate planning that will work for you and your family when you need it to work.
I look forward to meeting and counseling you.
When you think about lawyers, I'll bet a certain image comes to mind. You think of intimidating suits, stuffy offices, and cold demeanors.
That's not the Law Office of Alexis Langer, APC.
Before hiring a California Estate Plan Attorney, understand the difference.
You go to the lawyer's office for a will or a trust because you've heard that's what you need. The lawyer asks you a few questions and then suggests a plan for you.
It's very likely he won't take the time to educate you about all of the estate planning options available and what each one really means for your family. He tells you how much the plan will cost but you don't fully understand what you're paying for.
Because you trust the lawyer as a professional, you sign the documents he suggests for you. Then you go home, put your new documents away, and never think about estate planning again.
Here's where things get messy.
When you pass away or can't take care of yourself anymore, your family will need your estate plan to guide them. What they find is an outdated will or trust that doesn't cover your life as it is today.
In the time after you made the plan, your assets have changed. You bought and sold your property, had another baby, got divorced, invested in stock...
If your estate plan reflects none of this, your family is left piecing together your estate and fighting over who gets what.
I saw first-hand what happens to families when an estate plan fails, and I've seen it happen in my own family.
Maybe you forgot to tell your lawyer about the piece of land you bought up north...
and it was never put into your trust. You paid thousands of dollars for the trust to keep your family out of court, and now they're tied up in the very thing you wanted to avoid.
Or you had a new baby daughter...
but never named a guardian for her. Now your siblings are fighting over who will take care of her.
Thousands of dollars that were meant to go towards her care wind up going to the California court system and litigation attorneys.
What if you have a child that struggles with addiction...
and now the inheritance you left for him has been completely depleted in a month's time.
It's so important to work with an attorney who listens and takes the time to create an estate plan that changes along with your life.
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